Litter Size

How many babies does a Eurasian least shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Eurasian least shrews are in a litter?

A Eurasian least shrew (Sorex minutissimus) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Eurasian least shrew grows up to a size of 5.2 cm (0′ 3″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Eurasian least shrew is 8

The Eurasian least shrew (Sorex minutissimus), also called the lesser pygmy shrew, is the second-smallest mammal by mass after the Etruscan shrew.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Eurasian least shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Eurasian least shrew

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Eurasian least shrew

What other animals weight around 2 grams (0 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Eurasian least shrew

Also reaching around 5.2 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: